Tuesday, May 28, 2013
It's hard to believe Fast & Furious 6 has already pulled in an impressive $317M (worldwide), even more so that this series has lasted this long. How is it that a series of this caliber gets better and better with age? It's a little mind boggling. I don’t pretend to understand these movies, “bra.” But I have to admit they are one spectacle of fun and jazzy proportions, not to mention a huge Guilty Pleasure of mine. It's fantastical, awful movie-crack.
The sixth installment in the never-ending-franchise brings together cast members from the first five movies, headed by muscle man Vin Diesel, the car-crazed thief, pretty-boy Paul Walker, the cop turned outlaw and lest we forget the real law enforcer, Dwayne Johnson. Of course we do have a few fresh faces who definitely kick a little A all on their own. The testosterone in this high-octane, souped-up engine simply permeates the entire theater.
What happens in the sixth chapter of F&F? Who cares. You're not going to see this movie for its fine writing and Oscar winning talent. The only real difference is the scenery. Taking to the streets of London this time around, so their insanely fast cars are driven recklessly on the other side of the road. But they did up the ante and manage to top its predecessors with absurdly fast car chases that crash spectacularly, dope fights and of course scandalously clad women. Dom's team ends up partnering with officer Hobbs in order to take down one heavy-hitting war-lord, with the caveat that afterwards Dom's team gets full pardons. The unexpected twist and turns take off from there.
The film is definitely ridiculous, but somehow it works, just as long as you check your brain at the door. There are so many plot holes to drive a semi through (which these characters could and would do without hesitation), but fortunately the action is well choreographed and intense enough to take your mind off such things... sort of. I fully enjoyed this movie for what it was. It's definitly the best in the series, which isn't saying a whole lot, but who cares. It’s big, loud, stupid and fun. Without giving anything away, it'll be interesting to see how they roll-out the villain in Fast 7, which, if you haven't heard, is already in the works. I'm sure I'll end up seeing that too.RATING: B+
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